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. and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist acts. it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> reporter: it all began when 20 armed islamic militants, believed to be affiliated with al qaeda, approached a group of oil workers. the attackers were reportedly heavily armed, driving in three unmarked vehicles. the oil workers were on a bus headed to a nearby airport. there was a fight -- security forces for the workers battled back. when the smoke cleared, at least one foreign worker was dead, others wounded. the terrorists then headed to the compound where the gas refinery workers live. while it is unclear how many foreign workers they seized, sources say it could be as many as 15 to 20. along with the americans, there are british, norwegian, french and japanese workers, too. the attackers claim this is retaliation for the french-led invasion in the african nation of mali. the french are trying to stop an al qaeda-linked group from taking over that country. algerian troops have now surrounded the gas field where the hostages are being held,
the united states. can they reach america? what could the impact be? and how serious is the threat, from the mysterious dictator now in charge. >>> fire and ice. as flames shoot in the air, firefighters struggle in the frigid temperatures. how many people are now shivering in the cold in this country? and how many new ways can they show us how cold it is? a frozen egg? >>> man or woman. listen to the phone calls that lured football star manti te'o. >> baby, i'm just calling to say good night. i love you. >> we'll tell you more about the man who allegedly tricked him for hour after hour. >>> and, gold rush. you're swimming in the water, something glitters, and, oh my, it's gold! worth $50,000. how do you find it? >>> good evening. as we come on the air, one of the most dangerous countries in the world today is making a new threat directly aimed at the united states. north korea, the secretive nation, with its mysterious young dictator, announcing they will test their nuclear powers and saying they will put america on notice. let's bring in our chief global affairs correspondent martha rad
threat directly aimed at the united states. north korea, the secretive nation, with its mysterious young dictator, announcing they will test their nuclear powers and saying they will put america on notice. let's bring in our chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz right now to tell us how serious this new aggression is. martha? >> reporter: diane, the u.s. is warning north korea not to try another nuclear test, saying it would be a mistake and needlessly provocative. but those warnings seem only to have provoked the new, young leader even more. if there was any hope that kim jong-un would be less threatening and dangerous than his late father, those hopes are now dashed. the 20-something leader appears to relish his new role, now directly challenging the united states. the reclusive nation warning the world that it will soon test a nuclear weapon, long range rockets, one after another. today, vowing that the target of its missiles and nuclear aggression, america. their sworn enemy. >> he's trying to show he can't be pushed around. >> reporter: tonight, deep inside the iso
,000 children have died from a gun in the united states. including the 20 children in newtown, connecticut, killed by a weapon that fired six bullets a second. last week, giffords and kelly went to try to console the families. >> the first couple that we speak to, dad took out his cell phone and showed us a picture of his daughter and i just about lost it. you know, how do we get to the point where 85% of the children in the world that are killed with guns are killed in the united states? that is a sobering statistic. 85%. >> so, that's what changed for you. >> yes. >> you told me before, when i said, are you angry? you said no. it's life. do you still feel that way? >> no. >> do you get angry sometimes? >> yes, yes. complicated. >> they say it is now time for action, common sense change, led by gun owners, too. you have a gun. >> yes, glock. >> you still have a glock? >> yes. >> gabby and i are both gun o own owners. we are strong supporters of the second amendment. >> so, it is the common sense consensus you are going for? >> we are. and i think most gun owners are in the same camp with
'll ever see her again. russia banned adoptions to the united states last week in retaliation for a set of human rights sanctions -- citing the cases of 19 russian children abused by american parents. for kendra, it's been emotional whiplash. >> you're holding your breath and feeling sick to your stomach and you can't eat and you can't sleep. and -- you just got to hold onto something. >> reporter: but after kendra appeared on "world news" last week, tonight, she's receiving an outpouring of support from some of president putin's own people. russians. on the same side of those american parents. many offering to help. "if you want me to get anything to polina, i will buy it on my account, no problem." one person wrote. "forgive us. we can't protect our kids from the russian government," wrote another. >> i've had such an outpouring of love since your story, from the people of russia and it's just overwhelming to me. people that have said, you can stay at our house, what can we do? >> reporter: most of all, they urge kendra to keep fighting for polina. and that's exactly what she plans to
. >> the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> reporter: the president emerging, flashing his giant smile, but soon, wiping away a tear, during a stirring performance by the brooklyn tabernacle choir. ♪ his truth is marching on >> reporter: and then all eyes on the president and chief justin john roberts, who flubbed his words four years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time, the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's, and this time, it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then, the president's address, just shy of 19 minutes, with a theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together. together. together. together. >> reporter: the first president ever to include gays in his inaugural, while talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be eq
watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> and everyone has an opinion tonight on this first item of our "instant index." a big event this morning, unveiling of the royal portrait but what did you think? does this look like kate middleton, the duchess? will and kate said to be very pleased but all day long we've been following the art critics who say the painting makes her look older, one even said frumpy. it's tough out there. >>> and our video, right out of the beginning of life on earth. it's the biggest giant squid ever captured on tape. you are looking at it there, from thousands of feet below the ocean. the creature more than ten feet long, can weigh up to a ton. its eyes are the size of dinner plates. and on those tentacles are suction pods and in them, razor-sharp barbs. filmed for a discovery channel show airing january 27. >>> on this friday, why not cheer on a kid who never expected to be a superstar? ch
map of the united states continues to be upside down. take a look. freezing temperatures in sunny california? even cities like reno, where it is only 27 degrees. and back east in raleigh, the high today was 69. so, look at some postcards of the cold, they say it all. the strawberries in california. the dark spot there is frostbite. and there's an orange tree dripping with icicles. in fact, the only place that seemed entirely normal was alaska. so cold, the streets in anchorage have become ice rinks. >>> and now, we're going to show you video of something happening right now that has hundreds of millions of people buying masks and hiding inside. the chinese are in the throes of what reporters are calling air-pocalypse. and abc's gloria riviera is truly there in the thick of it all. >> reporter: the sun was shining in beijing today, but you wouldn't know it. just being outside can make eyes itch and throats burn. >> you feel a little bit suffocated. >> reporter: "this could be my lung," tweeted one chinese resident. and time lapse photos show how chemical clouds made buildings disap
the first year, they could create as much as 170,000 jobs in the united states. >> reporter: he says they'll likely spread that money out, over the next decade, but they'll still be creating thousands of jobs. and he says it's now a big name behind a big trend. >> only on in. >> reporter: thank you. companies suddenly arguing the math of manufacturing overseas doesn't always add up anymore. apple revealing some of its mac computers will soon say "made in america." global foundry, showing us those microchips, looking at factories in europe and asia, choosing upstate new york. and today, we heard about that slowly changing map from walmart. >> labor costs in asia are rising. oil and transportation costs are high. the equation is changing. >> reporter: but we wanted proof that walmart's promise will deliver. american companies weighing in tonight. coleman coolers pointing to 160 manufacturing jobs helped by their partnership with walmart already. and 1880 mills outside atlanta georgia. they've been making towels for walmart overseas. telling us they've been asking walmart, why not a deal to
-- it is a hard road for burn victims. i was by far the most fortunate person in my burn unit. >> hannah, i wanted to go back to the grill. you had mentioned that you actually turned the propane off, which would sound to me like what anyone should do, so, what more could you have done to prevent this? >> right, right. if your grill has been lit but the lighter did not ignite for a period of time, the chances are very good that there is a lot of propane still sitting in the area. so, just turning it off and relighting your grill isn't sufficient. you have to wait a long period of time for all of that propane to dissipate before you would try to reignite your grill. >> you've been amazing in turning this into a blessing and how well you've recovered and you've got a whole new year ahead of you now. >> thanks. and happy new year to you, david. >> it was great to see hannah back on the air today. >>> and there is still much more ahead here on "world news" this new year's night. all of those new year's resolutions -- is yours getting to the gym, making a better you? well, tonight, can you guess how man
the united states, even though the company was rescued by $182 billion in taxpayer money. well, today, we learned aig is standing down. they have decided not to sue after all. >>> and now, take a look at these images. when you take a ferry to work, you don't expect to wind up like this. on a line of people strapped to a gurney. a new york city ferry boat packed with hundreds of rush hour commuters came in for such a hard landing this morning, it slammed into the dock, hurled passengers through the air, down staircases, into windows. at least 70 people were injured. an investigation is under way. >>> and tonight, more dramatic images of a planet in chaos from the weather. in the arabian desert, a rare snowstorm. that's snow in jordan. children there amazed and delighted by the strange white stuff all around them. and across the ocean, here at home in chicago, today marks 320 consecutive days without an inch of snow. and that's a 72-year record. and, last night, we showed you the wildfires in australia. well, here are pictures of grandparents forced to take refuge in the
. also tonight, a startling new number from the united nations. they now estimate that 60,000 people have died since the rebellion against president assad began in 2011. >>> and tomorrow is a new day in a new school for a group of children in newtown, connecticut. the sandy hook elementary school is, in affect, relocating, moving teachers, students, even desks and backpacks into new quarters. a borrowed building, seven miles away. children and teachers toured today. and abc's amy robach explains. >> reporter: it may take some extra time on the school bus tomorrow, but that ride may feel extra special. the streets leading to their new school lined with their school color, green, and signs of love and support. snowflakes hang throughout the newly named building, sent in from around the world with messages of hope. in a matter of weeks, the community has been hard at work retrofitting a building originally designed as a middle school to meet the needs of younger students. bathroom sinks and toilets were lowered and the gym remodeled. and in many classes, students will return to find the desk
the southern united states, wreaking havoc on highways. in effect, the weather is upside down on the weather map tonight. normally temperate southern cities, places like jackson, mississippi, are facing more snow than chicago. and abc's meteorologist ginger zee is tracking that. >> reporter: it's the first winter storm of the season for many in the south. and it's been a disaster on the roads. in mississippi, up to half a foot of snow fell in some places, making it nearly impossible to drive. the snow caused dozens of accidents from alabama to west virginia. >> i feel like we're not prepared for it, like most other states. >> reporter: in eastern tennessee, the fresh winter white slowed traffic to a crawl. students at the university of alabama turned the rare scene into a campus-wide snowball fight. >> i'm from tuscaloosa, alabama, so, i'm not used to the snow. i'm used to sun. >> reporter: tonight, winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings stretch from the carolinas through maryland. areas like raleigh, north carolina, could pick up more than three inches of snow. now, this much s
"gi jane," women in special forces? the military will give some units the ability to ask to exclude women. but the head of special forces told our martha raddatz more than a year ago, it's time. >> as soon as policy permits it, we will be ready to go down that road. >> reporter: just two months ago, four women sued the pentagon to get on the battlefield. now, they may get their chance. >> we certainly want to see this executed responsibly but in a reasonable time frame. so, i hope that this doesn't get dragged out. >> reporter: this historic announcement will be made tomorrow by the defense secretary. it could be implemented as early starting in may. fully implemented by 2016, men and women serving in those combat positions, diane. >> as you say, a very big day. thank you so much, david kerley. >>> and now, we turn to the fiery appearance for secretary of state hillary clinton, testifying before congress on the tragedy in benghazi. it was a valedictory that showed her indignation and emotion, as she ends this tenure on the public stage. abc's chief global affairs correspondent marth
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. and that parents would be able to choose a local unit that best meets their needs. a little bit of wiggle room there. >> all right, but we were talking earlier about the norman rockwell painting, the classic painting, the cub scout dreaming one day of becoming a real boy scout and the caption to that painting -- >> reporter: can't wait, right? >> can't wait. all right, david muir reporting in. >>> and now, we move on, because tonight, we are learning more about that staggering loss of life during the fire in a nightclub in brazil. 231 people killed, no alarms, no sprinklers, no fire escapes. and tonight, american experts are studying this tragedy for the lessons that could save lives here at home. abc's matt gutman is in brazil at the scene for us tonight. matt? >> reporter: thank you, diane. this is the nightclub and those are the doors through which nearly 2,000 college students tried to squeeze through. as that fire raged, you can also see here where good samaritans and firefighters used sledge hammers to break through into the bathroom and try to drag people out here to safety. but the pai
of political chaos. the stability of egypt is vital to the united states. but these images are sending a message to the world tonight that the new egyptian president may be losing some control. abc's lama hasan is there. lama? >> reporter: diane, this latest wave of violence is tearing up the country. a country that, tonight, looks like it's on the brink of civil war. a troubling turn for egypt and america. running battles. a violent barrage of rocks and tear gas. roads engulfed. clashes with police. last night, rioters smashing into this luxury five-star intercontinental hotel. tonight, the hotel tweeting out they are once again surrounded. the anger is all too familiar. but this is different and very frightening. egypt, the most populous arab country, is america's number one ally in the region. with its long-standing peace treaty with israel, egypt helps america with stability in a dangerous region and in the fight against terror. now, with these scenes, the head of the army is warning america's friend is on the verge of collapse. they tell us their new president mohamed morsi is act
. the brothers served in the same infantry unit in 1968, both getting wounded, each crediting the other with saving their lives. >> i don't see the lens of every world event and whether we should use american power through the lens of vietnam. but it's part of me. >> reporter: hagel's service was praised -- >> i admire your service to your country. >> reporter: but he was criticized for being soft on iran and too tough on israel. at one point, criticizing what he called thelobby. today, he took that comment back. >> i should have used another term, and i'm sorry. and i regret it. >> reporter: and hagel seemed to get confused about iran, which he called an elected, legitimate government, stating president obama's position on pursuit of nuclear weapons. hagel is likely to be confirmed, but even supporters acknowledge he didn't have a familiarly strong performance today, saying that he still needs to learn more about the pentagon, telling the committee, quote, if confirmed, i intend to know a lot more than i do. those were his exact words, diane. >> it was a bruising day. thank you so much
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